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Thursday, September 16, 2010


Senator Russ Carnahan (D. Mo.) and Father Sean Mc Manus
At Hearing before the House Sub committee on International Organizations,
Human Rights and Oversite.

Capitol Hill. September 16, 2010 ------ The House Human Rights
Hearing on Northern Ireland has been rated a “great success”.

The president of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus, Fr.Sean Mc Manus, who has spent a lifetime promoting Congressional Hearings, observed:“The Hearing was a great success. The witness on Northern Ireland, Aideen Gilmore,Deputy Director Committee on the Administration of Justice, was entirely excellent”.

Ms Gilmore told the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, Chaired by Congressman Russ Carnahan (D.MO): “While a lot of progress has undoubtedly been made in Northern Ireland … We would urge continued vigilance and support for the protection of human rights and equality in Northern Ireland as a means of embedding and sustaining peace.”

Fr. Mc Manus lavished praise on Congressman Carnahan. “He deserves great credit. Irish-Americans are deeply grateful for his support of human rights and equality in Northern Ireland.”

Fr. Sean Mc Manus
Irish National Caucus
Capitol Hill
PO BOX 15128
Washington, DC 20003-0849
Tel. 202-544-0568
Fax 202-488-7537



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